Come to the Last TD Mtg. of the Year – Senior Testimonies, Wrap-Up …

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Hey TD!

Come join the last regular Friday TD meeting of the ’16 – ’17 school year before the banquet, where we’ll hear the testimonies of some of our seniors!  In addition, we’ll have a wrap up lesson summarizing the highlights of our theme, Rebuild: Rehabituating Our Life in Christ.

Come and continue to build the family culture we’ve been working on building this year! See you Friday!

TD – RSVP NOW for “Discovering the God of the Bible”!

2017 Regional Conference

Hey TD!

This weekend, we will have an amazing opportunity to go Upward and engage with God through deep, rich, God-focused theology! TD will be heading to Ligonier Ministries’ “Discovering the God of the Bible” conference on Friday and Saturday!

This will be a fantastic opportunity to not only hear the exploring and preaching of God’s word with excellence, but it will be an opportunity to hear the legendary John MacArthur in person.  Being under his preaching in itself is a treasured experience..  As he is closing in on 80, I don’t know how many more opportunities you will have.  His preaching itself is worth the price of admission.  Speaking of admission, the price for you TD’ers is … FREE!  Unfortunately, that’s not true for TD leaders 😦

The cost for TD’ers is FREE, but you do have to register!

You do have to register, however.  So, if you are able to come Friday or Saturday or both, please contact your small group leader ASAP and give him/her your name, age, mailing address, email address, and when you can go.

We will meet at church at 4:45 p.m. on Friday and at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday.

I need to turn in our registration on Wednesday morning!  Let us know ASAP! – Arthur

Schedule

Friday, June 09 2017

Start End Description Speaker
6:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

Sovereign Over All

“The Lord, the Most High, is to be feared, a great king over all the earth” (Ps. 47:2). God is Lord of all, sovereign over everything in creation, actively governing it to fulfill His good and holy purposes. This session will present the biblical doctrine of the sovereignty of God, explaining how His sovereign providence is a comfort to believers.

Julius Kim
7:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m.

Holy, Holy, Holy

“The Lord of hosts is exalted in justice, and the Holy God shows himself holy in righteousness” (Isa. 5:16). The one, true God is set apart from all other gods—indeed, apart from all creation—in His holiness. This session will explore the holiness of God, emphasizing its importance in understanding who God is.

Stephen Nichols

Saturday, June 10 2017

Start End Description Speaker
8:30 a.m. 9:30 a.m.

A God Merciful & Gracious

God revealed Himself to Moses as “a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness” (Ex. 34:6). This session will discuss the mercy and grace of God, making sure to note that these attributes are understood rightly only against the backdrop of God’s perfect justice and righteousness.

W. Robert Godfrey
10:15 a.m. 11:15 a.m.

None Other

“I am the Lord, and there is no other, besides me there is no God” (Isa. 45:5). Counterfeit religions and philosophies present views of God or the gods that are ultimately the creation of humanity’s imagination. The God of the Bible, however, is like none of these beings. This session will consider the uniqueness of God in a world full of false gods.

John MacArthur
11:15 a.m. 12:00 p.m.

Questions & Answers

A questions and answers session with Dr. R.C. Sproul (live via video).

12:45 p.m. 1:15 p.m.

Optional Session: Learning to Love the Psalms

Throughout history, Christians have turned to the book of Psalms to inform their worship, prayers, and understanding of Christ. This session will look at the significance of the biblical psalms and why we should turn to them in worship and in private study.

W. Robert Godfrey
1:15 p.m. 1:45 p.m.

Optional Session: Seeing Christ in all the Scriptures

Christ Himself testified to the fact that Scripture leads us to Him (John 5:39). This session will consider how the Old and New Testaments testify to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Julius Kim
2:00 p.m. 2:50 p.m.

Question & Answers

A questions and answers session with Drs. W. Robert Godfrey, Julius Kim, Stephen Nichols, and John MacArthur.

3:30 p.m. 4:25 p.m.

The Lord Is My Salvation

“The Lord is my light and my salvation” (Ps. 27:1). God is the source and goal of our salvation, and He saves people from His wrath for the sake of His glory. This session will look at the Lord as the One who initiates, sustains, and completes our salvation, directing us to live lives of gratitude and worship for what He has done for us.

John MacArthur

TD Fri. – “The Power of Sub-Conscious Liturgies”

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” We unconsciously learn to love rival kingdoms because we don’t realize we are participating in rival liturgies.” – James K.A. Smith

Hey TD!

This Friday will be our only Bible study in April. I sure hope you can make it out as Sandra leads us into a look into our subconscious lives; the place it is said to hold the power over our lives.

Come ready to take a look inside, and to consider why it is you do what you day and act the way you act.   You may be surprised.  In the end, we want to learn how God can hold not only our conscious convictions and beliefs, but our everyday lives as well.

It’s going to be an insightful time together. – Arthur

Pics/video – Offerings 6 – “Father to the Fatherless”

Hey TD!

We had a terrific time kicking off our Voiceless for the Voiceless campaign with Offerings 6’s “Father to the Fatherless.” The theme came through so vividly and clearly in the wide variety of offerings offered.  Enjoy the pictures shot by Peter (and a few cell phone shots as well), as well as Judy’s and Harmony’s reminder that we have a Good, Good Father!

“Father to the Fatherless” – Offerings 6 pics

TD Tonight – V4V Debrief – What Now?

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Hey TD!

We’re looking forward to debriefing  our V4V experience together, sharing what we’ve learned, what we’re learning, and what that means for the future – yours, TD’s, MBCLA’s …and vulnerable children.  We will explore opportunities and ways to continue to live out James 1:27:

“Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.”

See you tonight, TD!

TD ArtReach-“Art Embodying Miracles” – 12/17/16

Early Italian and Spanish Art: Embodying Miracles

Art Embodying Miracles – Norton Simon Museum Tour/Outing! – Saturday 12/17

Hey TD,

We live in an age of flashing images and sounds – Snapchat, Instagram, Youtube, Facebook, Netflix, Twitter… the list goes on, but our attention span doesn’t. Stillness and silence have become far and few between, and the noisy busyness has permeated our souls to the point where these moments can feel restless and uncomfortable.

So why a museum visit? Because galleries give us an opportunity to slow down and actually see. Coming face to face with significant objects brings us face to face with people across time and space – and as we unpack and understand their stories, we can also better understand ourselves and where we’re heading.
On 12/17, the Norton Simon is hosting a guided tour on how early Italian and Spanish art embodied miracles – right before (and in preparation for) the miracle of Christ’s birth! Come prepared to have your curiosity expand, to see the unfamiliar in the familiar, and to be awed by greatness. As Arthur always says – “When you have the opportunity to be near greatness, seize it!”
Please RSVP to your small group leader or to Rebecca by Wednesday, 12/14/17 – there are only 25 spots available, and admission is free for students! – Rebecca

3 R’s – Rebuild (Fri.), Ravi, Reminder

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Hey TD!

My family and I had an incredible time in Colorado Springs last weekend with the world’s leading Christian apologist, Ravi Zacharias, and the rest of his incredible team.  RZIM’s team of evangelists/apologists is unparalleled in the world today in their range and scope of ministry.  The more you familiarize yourself with their ministry, the sharper and more effective you’ll be … and … the more compassionate and sensitive you’ll be.  Go visit www.rzim.org and spend lots of time there!

This picture is for all you Blackberry haters who always give me a hard time for using a Blackberry!  As you can see, Ravi and I both use the same Blackberry 🙂 and have texted each other jokingly because both of us get smirked at for using it.  But we both still prefer their physical keyboard for writing!  So, as you can see, my friends, I’m in good company! Long live the Blackberry!

Anyway, this Friday, we’ll continue delving deeper into our year’s theme, Rebuild: Rehabituating Our Life in Christ.  I will lead us in a key study that will get right to the core of our lives in Christ.  This will be an essential message for those of you needing to rebuild your lives in Christ.  The message is entitled, “Rebuilding Our Infrastructure,” and I’m looking forward to sharing it with you!

And a quick reminder: Don’t forget the TD Pre-Party at 7:15 p.m.!

See you Friday! – Arthur